Optial announces further expansion into the EHS market with the appointment of convergence consulting LLC as strategic partner

22 January 2009

Optial, a leading developer of operational risk software solutions, announced today that it is expanding its Environmental Health and Safety focus further through the appointment of convergence consulting LLC as a strategic partner.

convergence will work with Optial to deliver an integrated audit, compliance and risk management solution focused exclusively on environmental, health and safety.

Headquartered in the US, convergence was established to solely focus on business solutions for global environmental, health, safety and social (EHS2) challenges, through effective management consulting.

Commenting on the partnership Chris O’Brien, CEO of Optial said: “This partnership builds on both companies’ expertise providing our customers with the industry’s most comprehensive EHS solutions. convergence is known for their strength in worldwide EHS auditing and management consulting services for multinationals, whilst Optial’s EHS software solution has been developed to provide an effective means of collecting, managing and reporting EHS information across a business. The Optial EHS solution delivers full configurability, dashboard reporting and Key Risk Indicators in either a standalone or fully integrated solution. By partnering with convergence we can provide relevant and cost-effective EHS solutions and enhance the value of our offering."

Cynthia Chiles, President of convergence says: “I believe that multinational companies are now ready to embrace enterprise-wide software to assist in the management of their EHS performance. The next few years it will be particularly important for companies to remain effective and continue to improve their EHS performance but with fewer resources. Optial’s EHS software solution is an excellent tool to support this objective. Our worldwide EHS consulting forces coupled with Optial’s powerful EHS software will be a valuable addition to the marketplace.”

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